Spectacle in the sky


Seconds away from shutting down the computer, we checked e-mail one last time, and good thing we did: a note had just come in from Joe (thank you!!!!) with these spectacular photos of the lightning we’ve seen the past few hours. Joe’s full gallery of pix taken from what he described as “the west tip of Alki, facing southwest” can be found here.


19 Replies to "Spectacle in the sky"

  • Cruiser September 4, 2007 (6:15 am)

    WOW, thanks Joe and WSB!! Don’t mess with nature or she’ll kick ure ass:)

  • cleat September 4, 2007 (7:07 am)

    Wow!!! I slept through that???!!! Wish I had been awake!!! Thanks for posting these!!!

  • Jan September 4, 2007 (8:07 am)

    amazing !

  • Chet September 4, 2007 (8:23 am)

    Nice photo’s Joe. Thanks

  • Rhonda Porter September 4, 2007 (8:28 am)

    I tried capturing photos of the storm…Joe’s photos are amazing! I wonder what type of camera he uses?

  • Lou September 4, 2007 (9:15 am)

    Great photos Joe! I’m jealous! I checked out your other photos – all very nice.

  • Flowerpetal September 4, 2007 (9:40 am)

    Isn’t it ironic? I spent the past five days in the midwest and one event I was hoping for was a loud and bright lightning storm reminiscent of my childhood. How nice to awake in my own bed in WS to the bright flashes and the loud rumbles. Thanks Joe! I was too tired to get out of bed for a look.

  • k September 4, 2007 (11:18 am)

    AWESOME! Thanks!

  • Joe LeBlanc September 4, 2007 (11:30 am)

    Thanks for the compliments everyone!

    You can see the camera/exposure info on the gallery, it’s a Canon 20D with a 17-40L lens, tripod and remote release cable. Nothing too fancy, just had to be patient and pray they turned out.

  • hello insomnia September 4, 2007 (12:31 pm)

    Great. Now I have L lens envy.

  • joan w christenson September 4, 2007 (2:35 pm)

    incredible pictures!! They almost look unreal

  • Lous Wife September 4, 2007 (7:44 pm)

    Excellent pictures. My husband was very impressed by them. Of course, he hardly slept last night because he was so entranced by the storm. He is a weather nut.

  • LyndaB September 4, 2007 (10:35 pm)

    ‘awesome’ was the first word that popped into my head. kudos on the fantastic photography!

  • Bayou September 5, 2007 (11:02 am)

    I’ve tried unsuccessfully to shoot lightening on several occasions and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get out of bed for this storm!

    Joe, your pictures are stunning and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Jiggers September 5, 2007 (9:50 pm)

    Great Phot impressive bolt.

  • M.J. McDermott September 7, 2007 (10:14 am)

    Brian Callanan, a reporter at our station and a resident of West Seattle, sent this blog to me. I do the weather on Q13 FOX News This Morning and I’m going to show one of your lightning photos on Monday morning’s show. I’m not sure exactly what time. Probably after 7:30 a.m. Congratulations on these excellent shots! Feel free to send me a weather photo any time at mj@q13fox.com

  • miws September 9, 2007 (5:55 pm)

    Hi MJ!!

    I’ll have to get up early on the only day I can “sleep in” to see your presentation of Joe’s photo!


  • diane corso November 4, 2008 (8:32 pm)

    dear mj i really like to watch your morning newsits awesome i try to get my dog on pet walk how do you do thatim excited obama won i wanted him all along my husband and his dad wanted mccain sorry im on interferon it sucks have a great day

  • diane corso November 20, 2008 (8:44 am)

    dear mj ive been trying to get our dog and cat on your pet walk how can i do this write soon im on interferon for hepatitus c out of energy ive tried before diane corso

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